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“Chem Class” selected for Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival

Jennifer’s ten-minute play Chem Class has been selected (out of 800+ submissions) for the 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival. A staged reading will be performed at Southeast Missouri State University June 12, 2022, and the play will be published in the anthology Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2022: The Short Plays.

“Fridge” at Emporia State University

Jennifer’s play Fridge has been selected by Emporia State University Theatre for its 2022 Festival of New Works in Emporia, KS, April 15, 2022.

SLANTED LIGHT in Shortlist Sunday

Jennifer’s full-length play Slanted Light has been selected by The Bechdel Group for Shortlist Sunday on March 20, 2022. Jennifer’s play Ellery had a reading workshop with The Bechdel Group in 2019.

“Expectations” by Rainy Day Artistic Collective

Jennifer’s play Expectations has been selected by Rainy Day Artistic Collective for digital production in its Halfway Histories festival March 18-19, 2022. Expectations was previously produced by Valley Players in Napa, CA, and Short+Sweet Sydney in Sydney Australia, and made the 2021 and 2022 Shortlists for Short+Sweet Dubai.

“Sugar” in Rockford New Words

Jennifer’s new play Sugar has been selected for Rockford New Words 2022 Words on Women performing at The West Side Show Room in Rockford, IL, February 4-5, 2022.

Reading of “Walkies”

Caravan Productions U.K. will present a live online reading of Jennifer’s ten-minute play Walkies on December 14 at 2 PM ET/7 PM GMT. See Caravan Productions’ Facebook page for more info.

Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive

Jennifer was selected for the Kennedy Center’s 2021 Autumn Playwriting Intensive. Led by award-winning playwright, screenwriter and educator Gary Garrison, the program consists of rigorous writing workshops and discussions of the art, craft, and business of playwriting with Gary and a wide range of distinguished guest artists.

“The Bookstore in Massachusetts

Jennifer’s play The Bookstore will be produced by Summer School for the Performing Arts in Westford, MA on August 30, 2021.

Premiere of “Microwave & Fridge”

Jennifer’s one-act play combining her award-winning ten-minute play Fridge with her ten-minute play Microwave will premiere online with PlayZoomers as part of Summer Festival of Love and Laughter from July 23-24, 2021.

“Lucy Tries Again” selected for New Works Festival

Jennifer’s play Lucy Tries Again (about Lucille Ball as a teenager) will debut virtually in the Crafton Hills College New Works Festival on May 9, 2021 at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT. Click here for ticket info.

“Fridge” selected for Short+Sweet Perth 2021

Jennifer’s play Fridge has been selected (out of more than 620 international submissions) for production in Short+Sweet Perth 2021 in Western Australia. Fridge will be performed March 20-21, 2021.

“Listening” by PlayZoomers

Jennifer’s play Listening will be produced online by PlayZoomers on February 19,2021 at 7:30 PM EST. The play premiered in Weathervane Playhouse’s 2019 8×10 Theatrefest where it won an audience-choice award.

Reading of “Fridge”

See a live, rehearsed virtual reading of Jennifer’s play Fridge as part of Caravan Theatre’s “A Fresh Start” on January 28, 2021 at 2 PM EST. Ticket info here.

“Fridge” shortlisted for Short+Sweet Perth 2021

Jennifer’s ten-minute play Fridge is one of 56 scripts out of 620 international submissions currently shortlisted for Short+Sweet Perth 2021.

“Invisible” at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

Jennifer’s monologue Invisible premieres in Natural Distancing, a play festival by Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette, IN, streaming from October 3-17, 2020. The show will restream in December 2020.

“Most Wonderful” to be published in Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021

Jennifer’s play Most Wonderful has been selected for The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021, edited by Lawrence Harbison and forthcoming from Applause Theater & Cinema Books. The play premiered in 2019 at OnStage Atlanta.

“A Midsummer Night’s Script” performed

Caravan Theatre performed Jennifer’s new play A Midsummer Night’s Script on August 31, 2020.

“Playgroup” in Empower Her Voice

Jennifer’s monologue “Playgroup” will be performed as part of Empower Her Voice U.K.’s virtual scratch night on August 29 at 7 PM GMT/2 PM EDT.

“Like Knives” in Brave New World Rep’s Over and Above

Jennifer’s new monologue, “Like Knives,” will be performed by Laura San Giacomo in Over and Above: Women Over 55 Speak, a benefit to support the artists of Brave New World Repertory Theatre in the time of COVID. The show will be performed over Zoom at 7 PM EST on August 26, 2020. Ticket info here.

“Belle” on Writer’s Block Radio Hour

Jennifer’s monologue “Belle, ex-wife of a Beast” was performed by Emily Hageman as part of the Women’s Voices edition of The Writer’s Block Radio Hour out of Glasgow, Scotland on July 8, 2020.

“Expectations” makes Shortlist

Jennifer’s new play Expectations was Shortlisted for Pint-sized Plays 2020. The play has already had three readings in the U.K., including in Glasgow, Scotland, and London, England.

“Fridge” selected for KIT’s 10-Minute Play Festival

Jennifer’s new play Fridge has been selected by Kairos Italy Theater (KIT) for the International Women in Comedy ten-minute play festival. Due to COVID-19, readings will take place virtually on May 18, 2020.

“A Split Second” and “Pre-War” in PLAYS FOR US

Jennifer’s plays A Split Second and Pre-War have been selected for Plays for Us, a series of play readings in collaboration with The Actors Center. Due to COVID-19 the plays will be performed virtually on May 14, 2020.

“Only Human” at Mystic Vision Players

Jennifer’s play Only Human will be produced by Mystic Vision Players in Linden, NJ as part of #Code Red Faith. (Postponed due to COVID-19)

“Fridge” selected for new play festival

Jennifer’s new play Fridge has been selected for The Social Distancing Short Play Festival currently taking place on Facebook. Fridge is also a Semifinalist for Stage It’s 2020 Ten-Minute Play Festival, in which Jennifer’s play Pre-War premiered in 2019.

“Expectations” in Glasgow, Scotland

Jennifer’s new play Expectations will be part of Love and Other Catastrophes by The Rum Diaries Presents in Glasgow, Scotland, on February 27th, 2020.

“Only Human” in NYC

Jennifer’s monologue play Only Human will have a reading on October 1st, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran in New York City as part of Code Red Playwrights in support of gun control.

“Tomorrow or Next Year” published

Jennifer’s play “Tomorrow or Next Year” is at Feels Blind Literary.

“Most Wonderful” at OnStage Atlanta

Jennifer’s holiday play Most Wonderful premieres in OnStage Atlanta‘s Merry Little Holiday Shorts, running December 11-21, 2019.

“New Kitten” wins 3-Minute Play Contest

New Kitten is a winner of ICWP’s (International Center for Women Playwrights’) April 2019 3-Minute Play Contest, judged by Kristen Osborn.

“Out” and “New Kitten” selected for Gi60

Two plays by Jennifer will be produced by Gi60: The International One-Minute Theatre Festival. Out will premiere in May 2019 at Leeds Theatre in the UK, while New Kitten premieres at Brooklyn College in NYC in June. (An expanded version of “New Kitten” won ICWP’s 3-Minute Play Contest in 2019).

“Only Human” in Illinois and elsewhere

Only Human has been selected for The Factory Theatre at Greenville University’s New Plays Festival in April 2019. The play will also have readings at theaters around the country as part of Code Red Playwrights in support of gun control, including at Phoenix Theatre in Minneapolis (March 2019), Lakewood Playhouse in Washington (May 2019), Focal Theatre Lab in Iowa (June 2019) and St. John Lutheran Church in NYC (October 2019).

Premiere of “Emily’s Room”

Jennifer’s play “Emily’s Room” will have its world premiere at Rover Dramawerks in Plano, TX, in its 365 Women a Year Festival March-April 2019.

Premiere of “Domestic Service”

Jennifer’s play “Domestic Service” will be produced by White Mouse Theatre Productions at Florida State University in Tallahassee in November 2019.

Charlotte’s Letters an AFF Second Rounder

Charlotte’s Letters was named a Second Rounder in the 2018 Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition. The play also won the 2018 Henley Rose Award and the 2017 NEWvember Festival Dublin competition, among other awards.

“Steer Flees Slaughter and Is Last Seen Going Thataway” on Poetry Daily

Jennifer is the featured poet on the May 20th, 2018 edition of Poetry Daily with this poem from her new book, Exclusions & Limitations. Another of the book’s poems, “How to Clean Practically Anything,” appeared previously on Poetry Daily.

“Persephone” wins Heartland Theatre’s 10-Minute Play Contest

Jennifer’s play “Persephone” is one of six winners of Heartland Theatre Company‘s 2018 10-Minute Play Festival competition and will premiere at Heartland Theatre in June 2019.

Jennifer’s 2nd poetry book published

Jennifer’s new collection of poetry, Exclusions & Limitations, is now out from Plume Editions in conjunction with MadHat Press. Poems within have won awards and been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and appeared originally in Poetry, The New Republic, Southwest Review, Plume, Poetry Daily and many other prominent places. Read Grace Cavalieri’s review in Washington Independent Review of Books.

Charlotte’s Letters selected for NEWvember Festival Dublin

Charlotte’s Letters is one of six full-length plays selected for the NEWvember New Plays Festival in Dublin, Ireland. A staged reading will be performed in Dublin on November 16, 2017. Read about it in Broadway World here.

Premiere of “The Mysterious Affair at the Christies”

Jennifer’s short play “The Mysterious Affair at the Christies” (about novelist Agatha Christie) will premiere at Rover Dramawerks in Plano, TX in April 2017.  Read about it in Broadway World here.

“Man Keeps Eighty Sheep In His House, Authorities Say” in The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5

The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5  is edited by Daniel Lawless and will be published by Plume Editions/MadHat Press in February 2017. This poem by Jennifer is also included in her second poetry book Exclusions & Limitations, due out from Plume Editions/MadHat Press in 2018. 

“First Day in Trade” selected for The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2017

Jennifer’s play “First Day in Trade” (about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) premiered at Rover Dramawerks and will be published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2017, edited by Lawrence Harbison and due out from Smith and Kraus in December 2017.

Ellery selected for The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2017

A monologue from Jennifer’s full-length play Ellery will be published in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2017, edited by Lawrence Harbison and due out from Smith and Kraus.

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